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The Latest On: Pesticides

April 29, 2021 | Explainer

What You Need To Know About Chlorpyrifos

For half a century, U.S. staple foods such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous pesticide that can damage the developing brains of children, causing reduced IQ and attention deficit disorders.

April 29, 2021 | Legal Document

Chlorpyrifos 9th Circuit Ruling (April 2021)

After years of fighting for the health and safety of children and farmworkers, today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos from food.

April 26, 2021 | Case

Pesticide Protection for Farmworkers

For decades, Earthjustice has fought alongside our clients and partners for stronger protections for agricultural workers from pesticide poisoning and to ban the most dangerous pesticides still in use in agriculture today.

April 14, 2021 | Case

Challenging Approval of Streptomycin as a Pesticide on Citrus Crops

A coalition of public interest groups, including farmworker, health justice and conservation organizations, sued the Environmental Protection Agency for approving widespread spraying of streptomycin, a medically important antibiotic, on citrus trees to prevent or treat citrus greening disease or citrus canker.

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